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Researchers find brain’s default network shrinks in healthy aging and dementia

Friday, October 4th, 2013.

Researchers at York University and Cornell University have found the brain’s default network, a collection of brain regions thought to be involved in cognitive functions ...

Lillian Wright Maternal-Child Institute explores research from lab to community

Friday, September 6th, 2013.

From the lab to community-based research is the theme of the second Lillian Wright Maternal-Child Institute at York University. The one-day institute, organized by Echo’s Chair ...

Psychology prof co-lead in $1.8 million government funded program

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013.

York University psychology Professor Jonathan Weiss is one of the co-leads in a research program that was recently awarded $1.8 million over three years from ...

Prof awarded new research chair in autism spectrum disorders

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012.

Professor and clinical psychologist Jonathan Weiss of York University’s Faculty of Health is the new Chair in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Treatment and Care Research, ...

Two York psychology profs listed in top 11

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012.

York psychology professors Jane Irvine and Debra Pepler of York’s Faculty of Health have recently been named two of the most published women in the ...

Study finds all bilingualism gives kids an advantage

Thursday, February 9th, 2012.

All bilingual children – regardless of the languages they speak – show cognitive advantages over their English-only peers, although they may experience weakness in areas ...

York study finds music-based training improves preschoolers’ verbal IQ

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011.

A new study out of York University finds that music-based cognitive training offers dramatic benefits for young children, including improved verbal intelligence.  The study, conducted at ...

Professor Jonathan Weiss receives new researcher award

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011.

York psychology Professor Jonathan Weiss (MA '02, PhD ’07) has recently been awarded a Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) President’s New Researcher Award in recognition of his ...

York study finds self-help no help for certain personality types

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011.

A York University study finds that trying to cheer yourself up can actually bring you down, depending on your personality. The study, published this summer, examined ...

Professor Debra Pepler inducted into Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Friday, September 16th, 2011.

York Distinguished Research Professor Debra Pepler, considered an international leader in research on child and youth bullying, aggression and victimization, was inducted into the Canadian Academy ...